- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - A fiery two-vehicle accident on Interstate 30 near Dallas has killed a Missouri man and his toddler son.

Garland police say a woman driving the family’s SUV and the other driver were hurt in Monday night’s wreck. Investigators say speed was a factor.

Police say traffic had slowed on I-30 due to an earlier accident when a larger SUV rear-ended a smaller SUV carrying the family from Cape Girardeau (juh-RAHR’-doh), Missouri. Both vehicles burst into flames.

Police say 28-year-old Jarred Schumpert and 2-year-old Lyndon Schumpert died at the scene. Schumpert’s wife was transported for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Garland police say the driver of the larger SUV was taken to another hospital with injuries also not believed to be life-threatening.

I-30 reopened early Tuesday.

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